Spinal anesthesia in Kartagener's syndrome

Salman N., Dal D., Saridemir B., AYPAR Ü.

Saudi Medical Journal, vol.27, no.6, pp.885-887, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Saudi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.885-887
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


Kartagener's syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder is a combination of dextrocardia (situs inversus), bronchiectasis and sinusitis. We report a 22-year-old woman with this syndrome scheduled for appendectomy. Spinal anesthesia was preferred for the patient with this rare disorder due to the relative advantages of the regional technique over general anesthesia.